If you would like a cat, but it is not possible or you don’t desire an indoor cat, you may want to consider using a dog kennel for a cat. A dog kennel has plenty of space while keeping your pet safe from predators and prowlers.
Gravity, an energetic and curious cat
Gravity is an energetic and curious cat so my son, Sage, has always allowed him to explore and catch mice during the day. Sage desires to keep Gravity safe, but since Gravity simply isn’t happy when confined to one area, Sage chooses to give him the freedom to roam during the day.
My son loves his cat, Gravity, but he is not able to keep him due to housing changes. The new place Sage moved to is in the middle of the city so it is not safe for Gravity to roam. Sage tried to find someone to adopt Gravity but he couldn’t find a good match he felt peaceful about. My son has had Gravity since he was a baby and has developed a deep bond with him over the past three years so it is important to him to make sure Gravity is loved.
A Cat and A Rabbit?
He asked me if I would take Gravity until he can arrange to take him back. I hesitated because of our indoor pet rabbit, Pepper.
I have mentioned Pepper in previous blog posts and the emotional support she offers to another son, Darrell who lives with Bipolar II Disorder. I don’t want to risk compromising Pepper so I don’t feel comfortable housing an adult rabbit with an adult cat. Cats are a predator of rabbits so, in my opinion, it is a risk to put the two together.
A Dog Kennel for Cat
Sage had the idea that getting a dog kennel for a cat would be the perfect solution that would enable me to take Gravity. A dog kennel for a cat would keep Gravity safe at night, and give him a place to nap or hang out during the day when not to exploring. A 10′ W x 10′ L x 6′ H dog kennel to house a cat allows plenty of space for a small insulated sleeping house, a climbing/scratching tower, feeding and drinking dishes, a litter box, and other desired cat accessories.
Couldn’t Say No
I understand how much Sage loves his cat, Gravity, so I wouldn’t say no to his idea to get a large dog kennel for a cat, his cat, to stay outside.
I didn’t use to understand how much emotional support a pet can be to a person, but life experiences in recent years have taught me pets can be therapeutic and even a lifesaver. So of course, I accepted my son’s invitation. It has been easy and natural to love Gravity. He is very gentle and good-natured just like his owner.
Dog Kennel for Cat Choice
My son purchased the 2 in 1 chain link 10′ x 10′ x 6′ dog kennel by Fencemaster from PetSmart. This particular kennel is not available online and the PetSmart attendant mentioned this kennel will no longer be available as soon as the current inventory sells out. The 4′ high kennels are more readily available than 6′ high kennels, but I really enjoy the convenience of being able to walk around inside the kennel.
After doing some research, I think K9 kennels are the best kennels on the market. If you are interested, check out the provided link. Fyi, K9 kennels cost more than chainlink kennels but they are easier to assemble and will outlast traditional kennels.
Dog Kennel to House A Cat Shade Cover Choice
Sage also wanted Gravity to have a shade cover so he purchased a 10 by 10 shade cover from Tractor Supply Company. I suggest purchasing extra industrial strength 8 to 12″ zip ties available instore from Lowes or Home Depot (I tried a couple of brands from Amazon but they are not strong enough) to hold the shade cover tight to the kennel frame. FYI, this cover does not keep out the rain.
If possible, I would encourage anyone to own a pet. They naturally give unconditional love and are healthy to have around.